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The Jew - Isbn:9781465589224

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  • Book Title: The Jew
  • ISBN 13: 9781465589224
  • ISBN 10: 1465589228
  • Author: Jo_zef Ignacy Kraszewski
  • Category: Jewish literature
  • Category (general): Other
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • Format & Number of pages: 469 pages, book
  • Synopsis: Jo_zef Ignacy Kraszewski. who, it appeared, was our lord's brother; and after that a horde of cousins, nephews, and other relatives, who formerly had not known him, and who now seemed to spring upfrom the ground. "But all these people ...

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Unheroic Conduct - Daniel Boyarin - Paperback - University of California Press

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In a book that will both enlighten and provoke, Daniel Boyarin offers an alternative to the prevailing Euroamerican warrior/patriarch model of masculinity and recovers the Jewish ideal of the gentle, receptive male. The Western notion of the aggressive, sexually dominant male and the passive female reaches back through Freud to Roman times, but as Boyarin makes clear, such gender roles are not universal. Analyzing ancient and modern texts, he reveals early rabbis—studious, family-oriented—as exemplars of manhood and the prime objects of female desire in traditional Jewish society.

Challenging those who view the "feminized Jew" as a pathological product of the Diaspora or a figment of anti-Semitic imagination, Boyarin argues that the Diaspora produced valuable alternatives to the dominant cultures' overriding gender norms. He finds the origins of the rabbinic model of masculinity in the Talmud, and though unrelentingly critical of rabbinic society's oppressive aspects, he shows how it could provide greater happiness for women than the passive gentility required by bourgeois European standards.

Boyarin also analyzes the self-transformation of three iconic Viennese modern Jews: Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis; Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism; and Bertha Pappenheim (Anna O.), the first psychoanalytic patient and founder of Jewish feminism in Germany. Pappenheim is Boyarin's hero: it is she who provides him with a model for a militant feminist, anti-homophobic transformation of Orthodox Jewish society today.

Like his groundbreaking Carnal Israel. this book is talmudic scholarship in a whole new light, with a vitality that will command attention from readers in feminist studies, history of sexuality, Jewish culture, and the history of psychoanalysis.

Daniel Boyarin is Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of Carnal Israel: Reading Sex in Talmudic Culture (California, 1993) and A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity (California, 1994). Chapter 5 of Unheroic Conduct. "Freud's Baby, Fliess's Maybe; Or, Male Hysteria, Homophobia, and the Invention of the Jewish Man," received the Crompton-Noll Award of the Modern Language Association Gay and Lesbian Caucus.

"Daniel Boyarin's work has been instrumental in opening a way for me into Jewish thinking, Jewish history, and Judaism itself. His is a thoroughly dazzling intellect: a scholar, a critical and political thinker, a wit, and a wonderful, passionate writer." —Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America

"Few commentators on the vexed issue of Judaism and gender bring as much passion, courage, and audacity to their work as does Daniel Boyarin. Whatever his or her religious and sexual identity, the reader of Unheroic Conduct cannot fail to be touched by the explosive power of what Boyarin impishly calls 'Jewissance.'"—Martin Jay, author of Downcast Eyes

"Whether citing the ancient Sage Johanon, taking issue with the Zionist Theodor Herzl, or approving the feminist Bertha Pappenheim, Boyarin invites his readers into a lively, generous, and often humorous debate. Here Orthodox Judaism is both celebrated and transformed." —Natalie Zemon Davis, author of Women on the Margins

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Catch The Jew!

By Tuvia Tenenbom

Catch the Jew! recounts the adventures of Tuvia Tenenbom, who wanders around Israel of our time calling himself “Tobi the German.” In the course of numerous interviews Tuvia extracts information, sentiments, hidden theories and delusional visions motivating the miscellany of peoples forming the present-day Holy Land.

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Catch the Jew! recounts the adventures of Tuvia Tenenbom, who wanders around Israel of our time calling himself “Tobi the German.” In the course of numerous interviews Tuvia extracts information, sentiments, hidden theories and delusional visions motivating the miscellany of peoples forming the present-day Holy Land.

Does Palestinian wife number one hate the Jews more than she hates wife number two? Who does a young German tourist hate more, her dead Nazi grandpa or the just-born Jewish baby? Who finances cash-rich NGOs pursuing a Judenrein Israel? Who sets Palestinian olive groves on fire and why? What do you see from a Piper Cherokee above a Bedu camp? Who are the flaming feminists who sacrifice their lives for the rights of polygamists? Whose land is this, anyway?


In the course of his seven-months journey Tobi the German discovers Syrian flags growing inside apples, she-asses who used to be men, five-star refugee camps, flying prophets, cash-loving guardians of the poor, masturbating monks in eternal love of Palestinians, human rights activists in eternal hatred of Jews, cash-rich rabbis without congregations, families growing in cemeteries – among many others.


Catch the Jew. the most humorous composition on the Middle East to date, is a polyglot spin around a cultural miscegenation in a very small space. However, its never-daunted author finds that with labneh, strudel, olive oil, apple pie, kebab, rugelach, hummus and schnitzel, a happy tummy can bear us through even the most appalling matters. Except the conclusion.


Those interested in the Middle East conflict gain an entirely new, surprising, and often disturbing insider's perspective of just how unlikely peace really is, in Tenenbom's remarkable six-month account of his journey to all corners of the Holy Land. Born in Israel to an ultra-orthodox family, Tenenbom (I Sleep in Hitler's Room) left to pursue a career in journalism and theater, living in Germany and the United States. Posing mostly as a German, he returns to Israel after 33 years with a plan to observe and experience the people, the culture, and the prospects for peace. Presenting himself as a German or an Israeli journalist, depending on the situation, he interacts with Haredim, Knesset members, Israeli media, Jews living in disputed areas, right and left-wing Israelis, Arab leaders, PLO leaders, Bedouins, European 'peace researchers,' and prostitutes. Tenenbom's conclusions, many of which he arrives at while playing his dangerous charade, are bone-chilling and disheartening. His riveting tale, chock full of unbelievable and hilarious encounters, is highly engaging and emotional, eminently readable, brutally honest, and likely the most uncensored and eye-opening report readers will see. --Publishers Weekly (February, 2015)

Catch the Jew! is an illuminating and alarming account of a part of the promised land that few foreigners see. Catch the Jew! offers one of the more interesting portraits of Palestinian politics to have appeared in English. the current Palestinian leadership appears fairly shrewd (though apparently not shrewd enough to perform background checks on visitors), nepotistic, obsessed with theatrical PR productions of alleged Israeli crimes, but also surprisingly satisfied with the status quo. That said, no reader of Catch the Jew! can come away having failed to learn many new things about Israelis and Palestinians, two peoples we talk about so much but understand so little. --Neil Rogachevsky, Wall Street Journal

Tenenbom's insights are sharp and clear. Tenenbom has a captivating personality and he is amazingly funny. Tenenbom points at the supremacy and racism of the self-declared peace activists, and in doing so he tears the mask off their faces. Read Tenenbom's book; we don't have the privilege not to know what he's telling us. --Haaretz

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  • Feingold, Henry L. _Lest Memory Cease: Finding Meaning in the American Jewish Past_, reviewed by Andrew Furman. Florida Atlantic University. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996. x + 226 pp. Notes, selected bibliography, and index. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 0815627106; $16.95 (paper), 0815604009.

  • Ouaknin, Marc-Alain. _The Burnt Book: Reading the Talmud_, reviewed by Joseph Kanofsky. Boston University. Translated by Llewellyn Brown. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995. xxii+336pp. Notes, glossary, bibliography, illustrations, and index. $35.00 (cloth) ISBN 0-691-03729-9

  • Marrus, Michael. _The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial, 1945-46: A Documentary History_The Bedford Series In History and Culture. reviewed Jamie L. Wraight. University of Toledo. Boston: Bedford Books, 1997. xi + 276 pp. Appendices, notes, bibliography, and index. $35.00 (hardback), ISBN 0-312-16386-X; $9.99 (paper), 0-312-13691.

  • Urofsky, Melvin I. _American Zionism from Herzl to the Holocaust_. reviewed by Peter Margolis. Hebrew University. Lincoln, Nebraska and London: Bison Books (University of Nebraska Press), 1995. xv + 538 pp. Notes, bibliographic essay, and index. $15.00 (paper), ISBN 0-8032-9559-0. Previously published: Garden City, NY: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1975.

  • Norman Kleeblatt, ed. _Too Jewish? Challenging Traditional Jewish Identities_. reviewed by Adam Shear. University of Pennsylvania New York: The Jewish Museum, 1996. xx + 187 pp. Notes, bibliography, and illustrations. ISBN 0-8135-2326-5 (cloth), 0-8135-2327-3 (paper).

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    Catch the Jew! recounts the adventures of Tuvia Tenenbom, who wanders around Israel of our time calling himself �Tobi the German.� In the course of numerous interviews Tuvia extracts information, sentiments, hidden theories and delusional visions motivating the miscellany of peoples forming the present-day Holy Land.

    Does Palestinian wife number one hate the Jews more than she hates wife number two? Who does a young German tourist hate more, her dead Nazi grandpa or the just-born Jewish baby? Who finances cash-rich NGOs pursuing a Judenrein Israel? Who sets Palestinian olive groves on fire and why? What do you see from a Piper Cherokee above a Bedu camp? Who are the flaming feminists who sacrifice their lives for the rights of polygamists? Whose land is this, anyway?


    In the course of his seven-months journey Tobi the German discovers Syrian flags growing inside apples, she-asses who used to be men, five-star refugee camps, flying prophets, cash-loving guardians of the poor, masturbating monks in eternal love of Palestinians, human rights activists in eternal hatred of Jews, cash-rich rabbis without congregations, families growing in cemeteries � among many others.


    Catch the Jew. the most humorous composition on the Middle East to date, is a polyglot spin around a cultural miscegenation in a very small space. However, its never-daunted author finds that with labneh, strudel, olive oil, apple pie, kebab, rugelach, hummus and schnitzel, a happy tummy can bear us through even the most appalling matters. Except the conclusion.

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    Philosophy and the Jewish Tradition

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    Yehuda Halper. Ph.D. (2010) in Philosophy, Bar Ilan University, was Professor Motzkin’s last student. He is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Liberal Arts at Tulane University in New Orleans.

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    Edited by Myriam Everard and Francisca de Haan, Central European University

    Rosa Manus (1881–1942) uncovers the contributions of Jewish Dutch feminist and peace activist Manus, co-founder of the WILPF (1915), vice-president of the International Alliance of Women (1926-1940), and founding president of the International Archives for the Women’s Movement in Amsterdam (1935).

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